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Shocking Dark (1989)

Terminator II (original title)
In a polluted future Venice researchers work to improve the situation. One day, unknown forces start killing them. A team of soldiers and a couple of civilians is sent to investigate. Soon, they encounter strange murderous creatures.

Director:

Bruno Mattei (as Vincent Dawn)

Writer:

Claudio Fragasso (screenplay) (as Clayde Anderson)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Christopher Ahrens ... Samuel Fuller (as Cristofer Ahrens)
Haven Tyler ... Dr. Sara Drumbull
Geretta Geretta ... Koster (as Geretta Giancarlo Field)
Fausto Lombardi ... Lieutentant Franzini (as Tony Lombardo)
Mark Steinborn Mark Steinborn ... Captain Dalton Bond
Dominica Coulson ... Samantha Raphelson
Clive Riche ... Drake (as Clive Ricke)
Paul Norman Allen Paul Norman Allen ... Kowalsky
Cortland Reilly Cortland Reilly ... Caine
Richard Ross Richard Ross ... Price
Bruce McFarland Bruce McFarland ... Colonel Parson
Richard Berkeley Richard Berkeley ... First Scientist (as Richard Bercheley)
John Champion John Champion ... Second Scientist
Massimo Vanni ... First Soldier (as Alex McBride)
Elain Richmond Elain Richmond ... Speaker
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Storyline

In a polluted future Venice researchers work to improve the situation. One day, unknown forces start killing them. A team of soldiers and a couple of civilians is sent to investigate. Soon, they encounter strange murderous creatures.

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Country:

Italy

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

22 August 1990 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

Aliens 2 See more »

Filming Locations:

Rome, Italy See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Flora Film See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Only one set was built for this film. See more »

Quotes

[Last lines]
Dr. Sara Drumbull: We've got a lot of work to do, before it's too late for everyone.
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Alternate Versions

In the scene directly before the remaining team enter the Tubular Corporation Command Center, Sara says "Where is it, Fuller?" In the print found on the Japanese VHS, the line reads "Fuller, where is it?" - and the entire entrance of the cast into the hallway prior to that is slightly different, too, indicating that an alternative take was used for the Japanese version. See more »

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Not the James Cameron / Gov. of Cali one
30 March 2006 | by bsimkoSee all my reviews

Most of the reviews (especially the favorable ones) are for the Schwarzenegger film. This is actually an Aliens knockoff, despite the title (which is more commonly "Alienators" or "Shocking Dark"). This is good fun if you like cheap Italian versions of expensive American genre movies, which I do.

The plot concerns a group of actors in plastic armor running down many hallways and into several rubber aliens. I don't want to spoil it for you. There's not a lot to be found here in terms of traditional artistic merits, but there ARE a lot of funny costumes and a lot of bold, unselfconscious thievery from better films.


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